Italy centre-right seen with 121 Senate seats, centre-left 96- RAI

ROME Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:44pm EST

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ROME Feb 25 (Reuters) - Italy's centre-right is ahead in the tally for Senate seats, according to a projection by RAI state TV.

The centre-right is seen taking 121 seats, with the centre-left at 96, Beppe Grillo's 5-Star Movement at 65, and outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti's party at 19. A Senate majority is 158.

Senate seats are awarded on a regional basis. Projections for the overall vote showed both blocs tied at 30.7 percent.